[Foundation-l] A modest proposal: ads on wikipedia.com

Gregory Maxwell gmaxwell at gmail.com
Mon Apr 23 03:07:14 UTC 2007

On 4/22/07, Erik Moeller <erik at wikimedia.org> wrote:
> On 4/23/07, Brianna Laugher <brianna.laugher at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Have we tried using it for advertising for ourselves? I mean a huge
> > chunky donate form, + soft redirect to .org, might encourage people to
> > both donate, and remember the url correctly. :)
> I like this idea. I think wikipedia.com could be an excellent place to
> have a page of the type:
> "Welcome to Wikipedia.
> Wikipedia is not like other web companies out there. [a bit of
> passionate text about what makes us different] Now, if you want to
> read Wikipedia content, please go to .. If you want to support
> Wikipedia, please go to .."
> This would allow us to retain redirects from article URLs as well.


Of course I think we should be doing a little of this on our primary
URLs too.  But the .com would be an obvious target.

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